American Buffalo (1996)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, an adaptation of the early David Mamet play, is 
the cinematic equivalent of a "Seinfeld" episode.  You know, a 
couple of characters sitting around the same room, doing nothing 
and talking about doing nothing.  The plot is the plotting of a 
jewelry heist that may or may not happen, by two guys in a junk 
store (Dennis Franz and Dustin Hoffman).  Their dialogue is all 
aces and their delivery is pretty good, too.  Unfortunately, all 
that talk isn't exactly easy on the eyes.  Or the butt, which may 
be the body part complaining the loudest.  (Rated "R"/88 min.)

Grade: C+ 

Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: October 24, 1996

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